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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Children In Art History - I Am A Child

Carol Marocco was born in 1961 in Athabasca, Alberta Canada. At the age of 18 she moved to Edmonton, Alberta where she lives with her husband and one daughter Stephanie. Her interest in art piqued at an early age when she discovered a great love and a God given gift for drawing and has always felt this to be her calling in life.

Carol discovered within herself an incredible passion for the poor and disenfranchised children of the world. They have become a favorite subject matter for her paintings. She has chosen to use her talents as an artist and her passion for the poor to raise money and awareness for non-profit organizations that are dedicated to improving the living conditions of children around the world. A strong supporter of World Vision Canada, Carol truly believes that it only takes one person to change the life of a child in need and encourages others to step forward and be that ONE.

Schooled at the "Pros Art School" in Edmonton under the guidance of Fine Arts Teacher Gene Prokop, Carol has been able to grow as an artist and put onto canvas the incredible love and passion she feels for each of her subjects. Inspired by Russian, European and American masters including John Singer Sargent, Leon L'Hermitte, Anders Zorn, and Jules Bastion LePage, Carol has traveled to Europe and the United States for further studies of the European Masters.



 "If you have a dream and you make it come true ... then dream a BIGGER DREAM"
                         
                                      -Carol Marocco 
                                                                                      



The Journey
Forlorn
Little Sherpas
My Brothers Keeper

The Red Shawl



Sherpa Friends



Little Himba
The Red Satchel

Wait For Me

" My desire as an artist is that the images I paint evoke feelings and emotions that leave the viewer with a sense of connection to the image before them. If I can find a way to help improve the lives of others by doing what I love, then I will have found my purpose as an artist, and the reason for which I paint. "

Sunday, July 21, 2013

15 Wonderful Quotes About Life From Children’s Books

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1st  Antoine de Saint Exupéry,  The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint Exupéry, The Little Prince
The most important things in life are not what you can see, but what you feel.

2nd  JM Barrie,  Peter Pan

JM Barrie, Peter Pan
Never doubt yourself, it will only hold you back.

Third  Roald Dahl,  The Twits

Roald Dahl, The Twits
Always keep a positive mindset, it will improve your outlook on the world.

4th  Dr. Seuss,  Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Only you can determine the path you choose.

5th  Judith Viorst,  Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Judith Viorst, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Some days are just really shitty, do not let them bring you down.

6th  Madeleine L'Engle,  A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time
Sometimes being over-analytical is a good thing, most of the time it is not.

7th  JRR Tolkien,  The Hobbit

JRR Tolkien, The Hobbit
Materialism does not bring us happiness.

8th  Louisa May Alcott,  Little Women

Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
Do not be afraid of life's challenges.
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9th  Kevin Henkes,  Lily's Purple Plastic Purse

Kevin Henkes, Lily's Purple Plastic Purse
Always remember there are brighter days ahead.

10th  Louise Fitzhugh,  Harriet the Spy

Louise Fitzhugh, Harriet the Spy
Always be honest with yourself.

11th  AA Milne,  Winnie-the-Pooh

AA Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
Everyone needs a good affirmation once in awhile.

12th  Andrea Beaty,  Iggy Peck Architect

Andrea Beaty, Iggy Peck Architect
Never be afraid to dream.

13th  Lewis Carroll,  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Truth: we are constantly evolving people. Embrace the fact that your views on things will change.

14th  Arthur Ransome,  Swallows and Amazons

Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons
When an opportunity knocks, do not be afraid to take it.

15th  Aesop,  The Lion and the Mouse

Aesop, The Lion and the Mouse
Kindness goes a long way, you can really change someone's day by being nice to them.

Bonus: 

Bonus:
This is actually a quote misattributed to Winnie the Pooh, but it is a beautiful sentiment none the less.

COURTESY OF Brian Galindo